COLUMBUS, miss. (WTVA) – A representative from the Attorney General visited Columbus today to teach officers how to properly and effectively write a report.
This is one of the monthly police training courses.
The training ranges from learning how to de-escalate situations, to using violence, to writing reports on Thursday.
“It’s the basis of a case,” said Columbus police chief Fred Shelton. “We want to make sure our officials are up to date on how to write a report and how to write it effectively.”
Shelton said in a report they need to find out who, what, when, where and why.
The training lasted eight hours.
Chief Shelton said the city is saving taxpayers money by holding these on-site training courses.